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Antique French Patinated Bronze Sculpture of a Young Fisher Boy by Carpeaux



This beautiful patinated bronze sculpture was designed by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and cast by the Susse Frères foundry. The work portrays a young Neapolitan fisherboy, who sits on a naturalistic base, crouched holding a shell to his ear. The work is signed 'J. B. Carpeaux' and has Susse Frères foundry marks, and is set on a veined green marble plinth. This stunning antique French bronze sculpture presents a unique opportunity to collect one of the original models of the young Neapolitan fisherboy by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. The original model for this delicate antique bronze sculpture of a fisher boy was purchased by Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, in 1863. Such was the success of the young fisherboy sculpture, that Carpeaux created a limited number of reproductions and variations in marble and bronze, of which the present bronze offered by Mayfair Gallery is one. Most of Carpeaux copies of the original are held in prestigious museums; there is a copy, for example, in the Samuel H. Kress Collection in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


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